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The author's odyssey through the austere yet beautiful shortgrass prairie offers stories of connection to the land. Part nature lore, part history, part meditation, this narrative reveals an intricately woven landscape of wildlife, plants, and people. To look beyond the open space, to truly know a prairie and its secrets, the author learns to look inward, and to see with more than her eyes. She discovers places within herself that she never knew existed and finds that, despite the changing face of the plains, the prairie's lesson remains the same: As we learn to appreciate this subtle, hard-to-love land, we come to value ourselves.
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Noted Colorado wildlife writer Mary Taylor Young is a professional nature writer specializing in bird-watching and wildlife viewing, she is the author of eight books penned under the name Mary Taylor Gray including Watchable Birds of the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Wildlife Viewing Guide. Many Coloradans know Mary from her "Words on Birds" column appearing monthly in the Rocky Mountain News, while other nature-lovers are familiar with her lively style from Colorado's Wildlife Company, a quarterly publication she writes for the Colorado Division of Wildlife's Watchable Wildlife program. Mary has written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles for such publications as Colorado Outdoors, Birder's World, Birdwatcher's Digest, and Outside. She also writes extensively for the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Mary sits on the Board of Directors of the Denver Audubon Society, is a member of the Colorado Authors League and Outdoor Writers Association of America, and teaches summer nature writing workshops at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Mary Writes and watches birds from her home in Denver, where she lives with her husband, Richard Young, and daughter, Olivia.
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Book Description Westcliffe Pub, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1565794311
Book Description Westcliff Pub Inc, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1565794311